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Great Expectations

“I want to be a first-team All-American. And I want to get drafted in the top ten rounds. Those are really my only two goals.”

Former Okotoks Dawgs utilityman Matt Lloyd wants to put 2018 behind him and has his sights set on proving why teams shouldn’t have overlooked him in the MLB Draft.

Here’s the Q&A from our conversation with him for Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.

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Okotoks Dawgs 2018 Season Preview

The Okotoks Dawgs 2018 season gets underway on Friday in Edmonton, against a Prospects team that eliminated them from playoff contention.

After that, the Dawgs head back to Okotoks for their home opener on Saturday.

Here’s our season preview of the team, which once again has chamionship aspirations.

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Big Year in the Big Ten

From the bump to the batter’s box, Matt Lloyd is poised for a big year with the Indiana Hoosiers.

The Okotoks Dawgs Academy graduate will serve as Indiana’s closer again this season and he’s a constant threat when he trades in his glove for a bat.

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Dawg Days of Summer

The Dawg days of summer are over, and gone with them is the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) season.

Many of the Okotoks Dawgs players and coaches have bid summer in Alberta adieu, having packed up and left for the colleges they plan to attend in the U.S. over the school year.

A first-round playoff exit to the Edmonton Prospects in five games brought a dejecting end to the season for the Dawgs and their fans. But the post-season heartbreak should not overshadow what was a special season in Okotoks.

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